Monday, August 13, 2007

knitting naturalist

Earlier this summer, Jessica, the naturalist at our favorite campground, told Leah she wanted to learn how to knit. On our last camping trip, the timing didn't work out to teach Jessica (because she was busy teaching all kinds of cool environmental and conservation type things to the campground kids, facilitating fascinating presentations for the kids and adults, and being in a parade along with Leah), but we did manage to show another friend there how to knit. This weekend, Leah packed up extra yarn and needles again, in hopes of getting a chance to share. Leah was off riding bikes with friends when Jessica came to our campsite during her break on Saturday, so I got her started with some knitting and Leah popped in later for cheerleading and knitting support, knowing those first few rows are So Darn Awkward. Jessica was determined, though, and she managed to learn to knit and purl before her break was over.

Otherwise, this weekend was filled with biking and swimming in the river with friends, enjoying cool nights and spectacularly beautiful days. There was also a stop at Webs on the way north, a super presentation by an officer on the K9 unit of the local police force and his furry coworker, and a presentation by a nature photographer.

When the skies are clear, we love to take the rain fly off the tent to stargaze until we fall asleep and see the trees when we wake up. We were one day ahead of this year's peak Perseid shower, but were thrilled to see two shooting stars during the very short time before we fell asleep after a day of fun and sun.

Three FOs to come!
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Blogger Lorraine said...

Wow! Three FO's? WTG!

Sounds so wonderful. Hope our trip goes as well. Forecast: highs in the 60's, lows in the 40's the whole time. Hope we don't freeze!

7:35 PM  

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